RIP Barney Bush: George W.’s beloved dog dies

by AnnB on February 1, 2013 · 9 comments

in Famous Scottish Terriers

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Humsafar by lapata on Flickr

Here’s what President Bush had to say about the loss of his friend:

Laura and I are sad to announce that our Scottish Terrier, Barney, has passed away. The little fellow had been suffering from lymphoma and after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness. Barney and I enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to accompany me when I fished for bass at the ranch. He was a fierce armadillo hunter… Barney guarded the South Lawn entrance of the White House as if he were a Secret Service agent. He wandered the halls of the West Wing looking for treats from his many friends.

RIP, Barney Bush and our sympathies to the former first family.

The Scottie News has provided a lot of Barney posts over the years, which you can find in our archives.

The White House official collection of Barney photos can be found here.

Below is a painting that the former president did of his buddy Barney:

Barney by George W. Bush (43)

Barney by George W. Bush (43)

Update: Wendy comments that there are also many great photos on George Bush’s Facebook page.

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